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    Practical Lessons for Conflict-Sensitive Development

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2009

    This paper explores how a 'conflict and violence sensitive' framework in project assessment, design and implementation facilitates early identification and mitigation of negative consequences of competition and dispute, and promotes sustainable development over the longer term. It discusses the role of renewable resources in perpetuating conflict and violence, and distills lessons from selected development programming experiences in managing conflict risks associated with these dynamics.

  2. Library Resource
    Land policies and farm productivity in Thailand cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 1988

    This study assesses the economic implications of land ownership security in rural Thailand. It uses data from this country to rigorously analyze several aspects of land ownership security. It provides both qualitative and quantiative information on the effects of ownership security. The study presents a conceptual model and literature review and is followed by separate discussions on the evolution of land rights in Thailand; the study methodology and the nature of the data; and the credit market.

  3. Library Resource
    August, 2013

    Forest resources directly contribute to
    the livelihoods of 90 percent of the 1.2 billion people
    living in extreme poverty and indirectly support the natural
    environment that nourishes agriculture and the food supplies
    of nearly half the population of the developing world.
    Forests also are central to growth in many developing
    countries through trade and industrial development. However,
    mismanagement of this resource has cost governments revenues

  4. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    Delivering on the Promise of Pro-Poor
    Growth contributes to the debate on how to accelerate
    poverty reduction by providing insights from eight countries
    that have been relatively successful in delivering pro-poor
    growth: Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia,
    Tunisia, Uganda, and Vietnam. It integrates growth analytics
    with the microanalysis of household data to determine how
    country policies and conditions interact to reduce poverty

  5. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    In the wake of reforms to establish a free market in land-use rights, Vietnam is experiencing a pronounced rise in rural landlessness. To some observers this is a harmless by-product of a more efficient economy, while to others it signals the return of the pre-socialist class-structure, with the rural landless at the bottom of the economic ladder. The authors' theoretical model suggests that removing restrictions on land markets will increase landlessness among the poor, but that there will be both gainers and losers, with uncertain impacts on aggregate poverty.

  6. Library Resource
    May, 2012

    This report examines the legal,
    administrative, and regulatory barriers that are preventing
    women in Kenya from contributing fully to the Kenyan
    economy. Building on the 2004 Foreign Investment and
    Advisory Service (FIAS) report, "Improving the
    Commercial Legal Framework and Removing Administrative and
    Regulatory Barriers to Investment," this study looks at
    the bureaucratic barriers facing women in Kenya through a

  7. Library Resource
    May, 2012

    This assessment, reflecting
    poverty's many dimensions in Mozambique, combines
    multiple disciplines and diagnostic tools to explore
    poverty. It draws on a combination of approaches and tools
    from three separate analytical diagnostics developed by the
    World Bank: poverty assessment, country gender assessment,
    and country social analysis. It uses monetary, human, and
    social indicators and combines quantitative and qualitative

  8. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    The recent surge in food and fuel prices
    has prompted countries with high dependence on food imports
    to try and lock in future food supplies through direct
    investment in agricultural production in other countries.
    The price surges also led to a wave of proposals to invest
    in biofuels investments in agricultural land. While such
    investment can provide large benefits, it also carries
    considerable risks both to investors and citizens in the

  9. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    Doing Business 2007: How to reform is
    the fourth in a series of annual reports investigating the
    regulations that enhance business activity and those that
    constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative
    indicators on business regulations and the protection of
    property rights that can be compared across 175
    economies-from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe-and over time. This
    publication points out how regulations affecting 10 areas of

  10. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    This study examines the constraints on
    the housing sector in Afghanistan. It evaluates government
    policy on housing, looks at the state of housing finance,
    and examines legal and regulatory barriers with a bearing on
    the housing market. The report provides policy
    recommendations aimed at helping to develop a private-sector
    led housing market. To assist in formulating policies and
    implementing actions, the study recommends forming a housing

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